Michigan Town & Country Ministries Presents the 50th Annual Circuit Rider Retreat Featuring Keynote Speaker Bishop David A. Bard Open to ALL pastors and spouses serving smaller, single and multiple-point churches. The retreat is also open to retired pastors who have attended in the past. Join us at the West Branch Quality Inn… Continue Reading Town & Country Circuit Rider Retreat
Reflecting on scripture and a classic rock song, Surf’s Up, Bishop David Bard invites everyone into God’s creative work in the world and in the church.
Because of voting irregularities, the legislation passed at GC 2019, concerning churches leaving the denomination, is under question. Bishop Bard claries the effect for Michigan.
Bishop David Bard asks God to give everyone new eyes; eyes for seeing beyond racism to respond to parents and their children at the U.S.-Mexico border in a new light.
Want to learn more about the recently announced Bard-Jones Plan for Unity in The UMC? Listen to this 36-minute podcast, Room for Grace, hostd by Pastor Corey Simon.
On July 10 UM News released a report of a “New Form of Unity,” proposed by Bishops David Bard (Michigan) and Scott Jones (Texas). Read the report and more comments from Bishop Bard.
The Michigan Annual Conference celebrated Bold and Effective Leadership, and now moves forward — with wisdom, courage, and heart — for mission and ministry in a changing world.
Bishop David Bard called the church a “greenhouse” in his opening sermon on May 30. Seeds of leadership continued to be planted throughout the course of the 2019 Annual Conference.
Home from Annual Conference, Bishop David Bard speaks on actions taken at the 2019 session and reflects on what is yet unfinished as United Methodists move forward toward the 2020 General Conference.
Hands and hearts will be shaping the future of The UMC. Benton Heisler explains an important action to be taken at the 2019 Michigan Annual Conference meeting May 30-June 1.